Wild horse adoption event

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo - The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will reopen with a wild horse adoption event on Jan. 18-19, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The adoption will include approximately 60 horses (10 mares, 10 geldings, 40 weanlings [geldings and fillies] which were gathered in September 2018 from the Green Mountain and Stewart Creek herd management areas.

Wild horse graphic by MGN.

The event marks the reopening of the Rock Springs holding facility to the public in 2019 and is in keeping with the BLM’s commitment to finding good homes for healthy wild horses. More adoption events in Rock Springs are scheduled for March 15-16 and April 12-13.

“These horses are so beautiful and deserve to be loved and appreciated,” said Kathi Fine, BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program assistant in Rock Springs. “I have seen many successful adoptions and happy families take their new horses home for riding, recreation or just as a pet.”

The offered horses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for the base adoption fee of $125. Any person wishing to adopt a wild horse must fill out an application, be able to conform to the BLM’s minimum adoption requirements and have their application approved by the BLM. BLM specialists will be on hand to answer questions and assist with the adoption applications.

To reach the holding facility from I-80, take Elk Street Exit 104 and go north 1 mile, then turn right onto Lionkol Road and follow for a half-mile.